Malaysia - the world's top dump site for plastic waste

This article first appeared in The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on February 25, 2019 - March 03, 2019.
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For more than 25 years, China took in 45% of the world’s total waste. Things took a turn last year when the country decided to stop importing major plastic waste due to local environmental concerns, and overnight turned Malaysia into the world’s largest importer of plastic waste.